Media War: The Media-Enabled Insurgency in Iraq

Front Cover
ProSIM Company, Inc., Dec 18, 2010 - Political Science
2 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

A) *VERY* well written. Clear, factual prose, and not dry. It's a pleasure
to read.
B) Some interesting diagrams in color. When Pat refers to "Media
Battlespace" it is not an abstract concept, but you get a drawing showing
how the various elements relate to each other (Support for the troops,
coverage, friendly and enemy constituency, etc.)
C) Bonus point: it begins with one of my favourite (and also most used in
RL) quotes ever: "It is true, I saw it on TV" said by DeNiro in "Wag the
Dog".
Overall, the book reminds me a lot of Jim Dunnigan's writings (both in style
and approach). For sure I recomend it to all those interested in the subject
matter. And, for the price of the electronic version, it's a steal.
 

Contents

THE MEDIA BATTLESPACE
1
THE MEDIA THE INSURGENCY AND THE
29
UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT
30
WHAT IS MEDIAENABLED INSURGENCY?
43
WHAT IS THE MEDIA SYSTEM IN IRAQ?
69
WHAT IS THE US MILITARYS CAPABILITY?
95
CRISIS AND REVOLUTION
120
THE MEDIAENABLED INSURGENCY IN IRAQ
128
ORGANIZING TO FIGHT A MEDIA WAR
170
THE DOCTRINE OF THE MEDIAENABLED INSURGENT
193
MEDIA TECHNOLOGY ON THE MODERN BATTLEFIELD
212
WHY IS AMERICA VULNERABLE?
230
RESPONDING TO A REVOLUTION
242
CONCLUSION
254
ENDNOTES
268
Copyright

THE TACTICS OF MEDIAENABLED INSURGENCY
147

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Major Pat Proctor (US Army) is an Iraq war veteran with 15 years of service in command and staff positions from Fort Hood, Texas to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He spent three years training US Army officers in both conventional and counterinsurgency warfare at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California. In 2007, Pat worked at the senior military headquarters in Iraq, fighting on the frontlines of the media war. During his tour, Pat was drafted to work as part of a handpicked, 20-man team which included such luminaries as Ambassador Robert Ford (then-US Ambassador to Algeria and now Deputy Chief of Mission, Baghdad), Colonel H.R. McMasters (Dereliction of Duty), and Dr. Stephen Biddle (Council on Foreign Relations). This team was commissioned by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker to create a new strategy for the war in Iraq. Pat worked with a State Department counterpart to write the vast majority of the current strategic communication plan for the war. In 2009 he returned to Iraq, directing operations for an artillery-turned-infantry battalion in the heart of the Sunni Triangle.Pat has written on current affairs, military history, and military simulation topics for the US Army War College journal, Parameters, the US Army Command and General Staff College journal, Military Review, the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society journal, The Historian, and consumer magazines including Armchair General and Military Simulations & Training. Pat has also published articles in the online magazines, Wargamer.com and StrategyPage.com.Pat holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He holds a master's degree in Military Arts for Strategy from the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). He also holds a master's degree in Military Arts for Theater Operations from the highly selective School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). He is currently a doctoral student in Security Studies at Kansas State University.In addition to writing, Pat is also a prolific computer wargame developer and is very well known in the wargaming community. Shrapnel Games, Inc. publishes his six modern combat titles. Several of his titles have been licensed by corporations such as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Boeing, and Teknowledge for use in their own professional-grade simulations.

Bibliographic information